Fact file: Chevrolet Cruze sedan
Design appeal and quality focus in value compact segment
- Segment: Compact
- In the model range since: 2009
The Chevrolet Cruze sedan was launched in 2009 and has raised the bar for design appeal, build quality and running refinement in Europe's compact value segment. It has redefined value with its design, introducing fresh visual elements while leveraging the potential to express traditional, Chevrolet signature design cues in new ways.
An arching roofline, extending from the steeply raked windshield into the slim rear pillars, is the defining exterior feature of Cruze. Combined with a relatively short rear deck, it brings four-door coupe-like looks to this market segment. Conveying a sporty yet warm ambience, the five-seater cabin is typified by harmonious, flowing lines and the application of grained, soft-touch materials.
The Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan earned the top rating of five stars from the European New Car Assessment Program (EuroNCAP) in 2009. The Cruze's safety begins with its solid body structure. The Cruze sedan, which was elected "AUTOBEST 2010" by a jury of leading auto writers in Central and Eastern Europe, features a full range of standard active and passive safety features, including: Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brakes, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, and six air bags.
Cruze's suspension, braking and steering systems have been developed to meet European driving tastes. Striking a balance between agility and ride comfort, Cruze offers the driver a high degree of connectedness while delivering a relaxed and refined ride.
The engine line-up comprises a 1.6 and a 1.8L gasoline engine, a 2.0L turbo-diesel unit with 16 valves, and a 1.7L diesel engine. The 1.7L diesel unit is the most frugal engine ever to have been fitted into a Chevrolet Cruze. Fuel consumption averages 4.5 liters per 100 kilometers on a combined cycle, which translates into 117 g of CO2 emissions per kilometer.
Higher trims feature the Chevrolet MyLink* connected radio. Chevrolet MyLink technology aggregates content from smartphones onto a seven-inch diagonal, high-resolution, full-color touch-screen display and provides easy access to phone books, personal playlists, photo galleries and videos, and other stored media and data.
Compatible devices can be connected via USB or Bluetooth. There is also a dedicated plug-in outlet for certain personal music devices and smartphones that do not use USB or Bluetooth connections. The Chevrolet MyLink connected radio supports the BringGo navigation app, which can be downloaded onto compatible smartphones, as well as the TuneIn and Stitcher apps which connect customers to a wide range of radio stations, podcasts and news. Customers are also able to use Siri, an intelligent assistant that helps get things done just by asking.
* Customers who purchased vehicle equipped with the Chevrolet MyLink connected radio prior to the incorporation of Siri Eyes Free and BringGo /TuneIn/Stitcher can opt to have their system upgraded free of charge.